Carthage College

2001 Alford Park Dr, Kenosha, WI

Carthage College rankings and awards

Carthage is ranked No. 6 in the country for student participation in short-term study abroad of all U.S. schools in its category.Source:
Carthage is the top school for veterans, ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report.Source:

Questions and Answers about Carthage College

Olivia R.
3 months ago
Am I able to chose my housing as an undergraduate?
Carthage College
As a new incoming student, you can list a housing questionnaire and priority-rank the order of the residence halls you want to live in. As a returning student, you sign up directly for housing each spring for the following fall.
Isabelle N.
7 months ago
If you study abroad can you still graduate in 4 years?
Carthage College
Yes, it is typically still possible at Carthage to graduate in four years, even when spending a semester or year abroad. Our study abroad program director works with you to make sure the courses you take while abroad help keep you on track for graduation. Carthage Study Abroad: Carthage Four-Year Graduation Guarantee:
daifaizon a.
7 months ago
What housing options are available for first year Carthage College students?
Carthage College
All of the residence halls are open to first year students. That said, returners sign up for housing first, so most years The Oaks and The Tower fill before first year students sign up for housing. On a related note, first year students are typically housed with other first year students. Learn more about Carthage housing and residence life:
daifaizon a.
7 months ago
What are the most popular extracurricular activities that students on your campus engage in?
Carthage College
In terms of participation and attendance, athletics and fine arts are the most popular. We offer 28 intercollegiate sports and a wide range of fine arts activities and events. That said, we also have more than 130 clubs and organizations led by students.
Scout M.
9 months ago
Does Carthage College offer accommodations as a part of a student's 504 plan?
Carthage College
Yes, see for details.
Scout M.
9 months ago
Is Carthage College wheelchair accessible around campus and the housing?
Carthage College
Yes, we have had students attend Carthage who are in a wheelchair, and there are elevators in all multi-story buildings. While I can't speak to the daily lived experience of any student on campus who uses a wheelchair, I can confirm that it is possible to attend Carthage while using a wheelchair.


PEACEFULLY NESTLED IN THE HEART OF IT ALL Carthage’s tranquil campus is an arboretum lush with stately oaks, a winding river, and breathtaking lake views. Yet just a free trolley ride away, you’ll find art galleries, cafes, shopping, and more in Kenosha, Wisconsin’s fourth-largest city. Want even more activity? Milwaukee is 45 minutes north, and Chicago is an hour south. Both cities have great food, music, art, and pro sports scenes. 5 Reasons to Love Our Location No. 1: The Lake Our Great Lake is a built-in stress-reliever, research lab, and artist’s muse. “My favorite spot on campus would have to be the outdoor classroom,” says student Haley Aichholzer ’21. “There is something so beautiful and unique about learning outside and having Lake Michigan only a few feet away from you.” No. 2: Kenosha Kenosha is Wisconsin’s fourth-largest city, home to a vibrant arts scene, live music, outdoor festivals, shopping centers, farmers markets, museums, and more. Downtown Kenosha is located minutes from campus. Students can use historic streetcars and a robust city bus system to get around town. A downtown trolley and city bus both stop on campus multiple times a day. No. 3: Chicago Ready for a bigger scene? Jump on the Metra (the train station is a quick car, bus, or Uber ride from campus), and soon you’ll be in the middle of everything Chicago has to offer — from shopping on the Mag-Mile to world-class museums like the famed Shedd Aquarium and Art Institute of Chicago to your choice of MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL games. No. 4: Milwaukee Take in a Milwaukee Bucks or Milwaukee Brewers game, try a new restaurant, or visit a museum — there are more than 15 in downtown Milwaukee alone. Milwaukee is also home to the world-famous Summerfest music festival along with concert venues that draw big-name musicians and comedians year-round. No. 5: Jobs and Internship Opportunities Thanks to our location in the thriving Milwaukee-Chicago corridor, Carthage students can pick from a long list of local and regional employers — north, south, and right here in our own backyard. Carthage’s exclusive Aspire Program connect students with such companies as Abbott Laboratories, Accenture Consulting, Jockey International, SC Johnson, Kraft Foods, and Snap-on Incorporated. Gain real-world experience while you’re still in school through internships, and find permanent employment in the endless opportunities nearby.

Majors offered at Carthage College

Biggest majors
Business Administration, Management and Operations
Finance and Financial Management Services

Academics at Carthage College

SAT Score Range
Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
12 to 1
Less Selective (68% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Carthage College demographics

67% White
13% Hispanic
6% Black
3% Multiracial
2% Asian
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Scholarships from Carthage College (13)



Up to 10 scholarships ranging in value to incoming freshmen or transfer students from California. Tarble Family California Scholarships recipients will receive up to $27,000 per year in Carthage assistance.

How to apply

To compete, students must apply to Carthage and return a completed Tarble Family California Scholarships application and essay by December 3.

First-year students
Transfer students
Out-of-state students




Up to fifteen $2,500 per year scholarships are awarded to applicants who exhibit exemplary leadership qualities and potential, and commitment to actively contribute to the diversity of Carthage through participation in campus activities. These scholarships are in addition to most other Carthage assistance.

How to apply

To compete, students must apply to Carthage and return a completed Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Leadership (DEIL) Fellows Program Scholarship application and essay by December 3.

First-year students
In-state students
Out-of-state students


Kenosha Scholarships


Eight full-tuition scholarships awarded to City of Kenosha residents in recognition of the City of Kenosha’s agreement to lease land to the College for residence halls and parking. These scholarships incorporate all Carthage assistance.

How to apply

To compete, students must apply to Carthage and return a completed Kenosha Scholarship application and essay by December 3.

First-year students
In-state students
Out-of-state students


Common careers for Carthage College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Accounting Manager90k
Human Resources (HR) Director74k
Human Resources (HR) Manager62k
Financial Analyst56k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)53k
Graphic Designer51k
Digital Marketing Specialist44k
Based on 1,862 student responses
49.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
84.2kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
48%in High-Meaning careers
17%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Carthage College

Carthage College financial aid

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Student reviews of Carthage College

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Recommended by

50% of students

Known for

Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Welcoming student body
Awesome study spaces and libraries
Great internship and research opportunities
Close-knit community
Morgan Walker
Babysitting And Childcare



There are errors in food and updates of dorms, but overall the experience is good. I have made many friends for life. The small campus and smaller number of students make it feel like a community and you are able to walk down the sidewalk and see at least 3 people you know by the time you get to the academic buildings. The social aspect of the campus is great. They are working on the food and finding a new company.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food availability is less than ideal as most places close at weird times or open at weird times and you often have to order from Grubhub for delivery

Michael Williams
Theology and Religious Studies
Video Editing and Production
Writing + 4 others



Carthage College has the nickname "Camp Carthage" for a reason. It is far away from everything else, and, without a car, you will be spending most of your time on campus. It is the type of liberal arts experience where many resources are available to you, but it will be up to you not only to utilize those resources but to find out they're available to you. Annoy people with questions. You will uncover many hidden gems. The faculty were very competent in their fields (mostly). A few had no business being professors and a few others were so excellent that it was a gift to us that they would have chosen Carthage as their sowing grounds. I regret not taking more advantage of the office hours available from those individuals specifically. The lake is poetically beautiful regardless of the season. Whether it is tired and weathered at the students' late summer arrival, frozen over by ice and moonlight during a J-term night, or sparkling with stars and lighting as a spring storm breaks into a clear sky heading eastward over its waters. Sometimes the haze is so strong in May that the horizon completely disappears and sailboats float over a blue and cloudless sky.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

If you don't like cold or wind, move on. In the winter morning, it is possible to arrive at class wet on one side and dry on the other because the lake-effect winds blow snow and ice vertically. The "swipe system" means you'll be paying more for food than if you used cash. It's a scam. Opt out of the board if you can. And pay for things from your bank account. It will save you thousands over your time there. The tuition is inflated, although it has plateaued over the last decade. Like most liberal arts schools in the US, it is overpriced.

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